May 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Critical 48-Hour Review Period that Ensures Veteran Representation in Disability Claims Process

Senators' Veterans Claim Transparency Act would allow veteran representatives, attorneys, and agents 48 hours to conduct a pre-decisional review of veterans' claims (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation with their colleagues to ensure veterans and their representatives have 48 hours to review and dispute disability claims before they are finalized. Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule to limi… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Hosts COVID-19 Conference Calls with Granite State Teachers and School Administrators

**Recording of the calls with NH school administrators and NH teachers are available on Youtube** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted conference calls with teachers and school administrators from across New Hampshire to discuss their experiences working to provide Granite State students with a quality education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges they continue to face. The conference calls continued Shaheen's telework efforts to hear directly from lea… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Welcomes Bipartisan Support for Her Bill to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain for PPE

**Shaheen's legislation was introduced last year to make sure PPE is available during national emergencies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) have joined her legislation - the Homeland Procurement Reform Act - which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) it procures from American companies. Shaheen introduced the legisla… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Action on Incorrect or Missing Stimulus Payments Following Concerns Raised by Constituents

NH Congressional Delegation: 'Struggling families in New Hampshire cannot wait until 2021 to receive the full stimulus payments to which they are entitled by law' WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help individuals who did not receive their COVID-19 stimulus payments or received inaccurate payments as soon as po… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen & Rubio Urge State Department to Follow Through on its Commitment to Provide Care & Benefits to Injured Federal Employees Who Served in Chinese & Cuban Embassies

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo urging the State Department provide long-term emergency care for all U.S. Government employees who experienced mysterious brain injuries while serving at U.S. Embassies in China and Cuba. The State Department indicated earlier this year that only State Department officials would be covered, despite Congress' int… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Raises the Importance of Domestic PPE Production With President Trump

**In letter, Shaheen Raises DEKA Production Line Effort: "I know that companies in my state stand ready to work with the federal government and increase production of PPE" ** **Shaheen calls for long-term federal funding and purchase orders for domestic manufacturers of PPE** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged President Trump to immediately take action to increase the long-term domestic supply chain for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States. Shaheen… Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Treasury to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program to Support Granite State Businesses

In a letter to the Trump Administration, the delegation called for reforms to ensure that this critical small business lending program is better tailored to meet the needs of Granite State businesses. Manchester, N.H. - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling on the Treasury to make adjustments to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) so that it can more … Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call for More Funding to Support Small Businesses Through Community Development Financial Institutions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling for $1 billion for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Fund as part of the next COVID-19 funding package. CDFIs magnify the impact of the funds they receive through innovative partnerships with the private sector, making resources available to businesses that most need additiona… Continue Reading

May 17, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Ensure Maximum Financial Assistance for Those Enrolled in ACA Exchange Plans Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ed Markey (D-MA) that would prevent individuals who are collecting enhanced federal unemployment compensation from losing access to financial assistance for the cost of premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans. The bill also temporarily suspends the repayment burden of excess advance premium tax cre… Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Shaheen Calls on AG Barr to Explain Delay in Delivering Police Suicide Report to Congress

**Shaheen's request comes as communities across the nation celebrate Police Week and honor law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), called on Attorney General William Barr to explain the Department's delay in submitting a report to Congress which is mandated by legislation that Senator Shaheen authored to collect and report data on pol… Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Backed by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Help Families of First Responders Lost to COVID-19

Today New Hampshire Observes Peace Officers Memorial Day WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan ensuring that if a law enforcement officer or first responder loses their life or is permanently disabled due to COVID-19, it is treated as a line-of-duty incident so that their families receive the full benefits that they deserve. "Our law enforcement officers and other first responders have been working tirel… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

As Remdesivir Arrives in NH, Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Be Transparent on National Distribution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 11 Senators to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking transparency and information regarding the distribution process for the COVID-19 therapeutic remdesivir. Shaheen and the Senators cited significant concerns raised by hospitals, health providers, patients and medical societies regarding the opaque process under which the federal government is determining di… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Senate Clears Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Establish Three-Digit National Suicide Hotline

(Washington, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that would establish a three-digit national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act would designate 9-8-8 as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veter… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: As Memorial Day Approaches, Shaheen Calls on Department of Defense to Add Lost Navy Sailors to Vietnam Memorial

Senator Shaheen calls for the immediate passage of legislation honoring the sailors of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) called for immediate passage of legislation to require the names of the 74 sailors lost aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans to be added to the Vietnam War Wall Memorial in Washington. The U.S.S. Frank E. Evans sank… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Urge HHS to Protect Consumers and Prevent Hospitals from Going After Patients’ Wages to Collect Medical Debts

The Senators Wrote: "To carry out such aggressive behavior during a pandemic and economic downturn is egregious" WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prevent hospitals from collecting medical debt by taking part of a patient's paycheck-known as wage garnishment-during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to deny emergency relief funds to hospitals engaging in this practice. "We wri… Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Heeding Bipartisan Call from Shaheen & McSally, TRICARE to Broaden Coverage of Telehealth Services Amid COVID-19 Crisis

TRICARE's Announcement Follows Bipartisan Call from Shaheen & McSally to Lift Restrictions on Coverage for Telehealth Services Which Will Also Aid the Delivery of Mental Health Care Last Month, Heeding Shaheen's Bipartisan Call, CMS Changed Guidelines to Cover Telephone-Based Telehealth Services in the Same Way as Video Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) issued the following statements after TRICARE announced i… Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan File Supreme Court Amicus Brief Defending ACA from Trump Admin’s Efforts to Strike Down Law Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined the entire Senate Democratic caucus in filing an amicus brief defending the Affordable Care Act in the case of California v. Texas (formerly Texas v. Azar). The case, brought by several Republican attorneys general and supported by the Trump administration, is currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and could result in as many as 133 million Americans losing pre-existing condition protections, s… Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Shaheen Hosts COVID-19 Conference Call with Granite State Mayors & Town Managers

To listen to the audio of the call, click here or on the image. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a conference call with Granite State mayors and town managers representing communities throughout New Hampshire to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Granite State communities. The conference call continued Shaheen's telework efforts to communicate with leaders all across the State who are responding to this public health emergency, including small businesses owners, … Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Shaheen, Rubio Welcome Decision by TSP Board to Halt Transfer of Federal Retirement Savings to China

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed the announcement by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) that it would halt its short-sighted decision to invest billions of dollars from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - the retirement assets of federal government employees, including members of the U.S. Armed Forces - in opaque Chinese firms engaged in human rights abuses and a wide range of military-related activities. "This is absolutel… Continue Reading

May 13, 2020

Shaheen Demands Testimony from Trump Administration Officials on Implementation of Small Business Relief Programs

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship who helped negotiate small business relief programs in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, issued the following statement as Trump administration officials continue to drag their feet on testifying before Congress regarding small business assistance during COVID-19: "Our nation's small businesses are experiencing a crisis unseen since … Continue Reading

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